Bees for development
Founded in 1993, Bees for Development was the first organisation to articulate the reasons why beekeeping is such a useful tool for alleviating poverty while helping to retain biodiversity. We focus on simple methods of sustainable beekeeping, always using local bees and local materials. We have helped many thousands of remote and poor families to earn essential income to meet their basic needs. We encourage farmers to make simple, low-cost beehives so that more people can harvest and sell honey, turning natural resources into sustainable livelihoods with great benefit for the wider environment.
Based in Monmouth in the UK, Bees for Development has now worked in more than fifty countries world-wide. In addition to our own projects, we undertake beekeeping project work on behalf of, and provide advice to, the World Bank, United Nations FAO and IFAD, EU, DFID, USAID and other international organisations.
Bees for Development currently manages projects at community and national levels in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda, some funded by donors such as DFID, however our work is primarily supported by funds raised specifically for this work by Bees for Development Trust.